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Killer App

November 12, 2013

If I had to pick one iPhone app I wouldn’t want to live without, what would it be?

No, not Instagram or Camera+. In a pinch, the regular camera will do.

Or Spotify. Or Pandora. I almost never listen to music on my iPhone. Weird, I know.

Forget Facebook. Slow. Clunky.

Who needs Tweetbot? Well, I do, but not as much as I need….


White Noise Ambience. SO I CAN SLEEP.

I love it so much I even paid for the full version. There’s a free version, but I wanted to support the creators since I love, love, love this app.

Instead of me lying awake listening to the faucet drip, this sweet little app lets me sleep the sleep of a tired puppy. You choose from a bunch of noise possibilities, some from nature, some electronic noises, some more regular than others.

I just plug in my phone, set it to “Airplane Cabin” or “Floor Fan” and drift off to sleep with background noises blotted out by the soft soothing sameness.

You can also create custom sound mixes and save them.

When I’m feeling spiritual, I put on a combination of Tibetan Bowls and Ocean Waves. Then I can meditate while I’m asleep. And all those books say you can’t do that!

Red Noise and Underwater are a nice sound mix, too – burbly and a good soft hiss. Ironically, the actual “White Noise” noise is too harsh and bright to be relaxing to me.

There are certain sounds they include that I would never cue up – noises like “Grandfather Clock Ticking” or “Typing” that are the types of noises that keep me awake. But your mileage may vary.

This app has improved my sleep quality at least 50%.

Best $1.99 I ever spent. Not sponsored, just recommended.

  1. November 12, 2013 19:25

    Leah and I use the very same one. I can’t remember if she has the paid, but I do. I’m a Floor Fan man. Particularly when in hotel rooms.

    • November 13, 2013 06:44

      Yes – I used to use the hotel fans for the same reason, but they often auto-shutoff or make TOO much noise or something – and use more electricity. So yay Floor Fan.

  2. amyinstl permalink
    November 14, 2013 12:11

    I use Lightning bug, it was a ridiculous number of choices in the extended packs. so sometimes I listen to a thunderstorm and sometimes a brook and sometimes just wind.

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